May 30, 2007

My Favorite Summer Dessert

In the summer I love to grill up fruit for dessert when we have friends over for a bbq on the back patio. It’s a quick and easy way to present a dessert that is both tasty and satisfying.

Try grilling up some fruit at your next bbq. Serve the grilled fruit with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream for some whipped cream.

Summertime Grilled Fruit
3 firm but ripe nectarines, halved, pitted
3 firm but ripe purple/black plums, halved, pitted
3 firm but ripe red plums, halved, pitted
3 peaches, halved
6 metal skewers or thick wooden skewers soaked in water 30 minutes
3-4 tablespoons sugar
3 T. melted butter

Prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread 1 piece of each fruit on each of 6 skewers so that the cut sides line up and lay flat. Sprinkle the butter and sugar over the cut sides of the fruit. Let stand until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Place the fruit skewers on the grill cut side down. Grill the fruit until it is heated through and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Transfer 1 fruit skewer to each plate and serve.

1 comment:

sugarsandsalts said...

I follow your recipe and it turn out pretty good(Thanks),I added some mashmallow on it when it almost done.Sticky and funny tasting.
Btw,where did you attend schooling for your professional?
I love farm life.